We’re collaborating with the various Irish cultural groups in Portland to bring you a week of events celebrating St Brigid, Ireland’s only female patron Saint and the namesake of Ireland’s newest national holiday.
Corrib Theatre will be at one of those events at TC O’Leary’s Irish Pub on Tuesday, January 30th. We’ll present a short ‘sneak peek’ of our upcoming production of Spear by CN Smith at 7:45PM, followed by a ladies’ session of Irish traditional music at 8:00.
Join us for pints, craic, a brief introduction to St Brigid’s legacy, and a little taste of theatre!
The event is free and open to the public.
TC O’Leary’s is located at 2926 NE Alberta St
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St Brigid's Day 2024
About St Brigid
St Brigid, Brigid of Kildare, and Bríd are common names for the figure who represents a breadth of some historical, but mostly folkloric and oral tradition accounts of this legendary woman. Some accounts describe her as the Abbess who founded the Abbey of Kildare. Others link her to ancient Celtic Pagan goddesses. Whoever she was, St Brigid functions in Ireland today as an embodiment of feminine divinity, ecological activism, hospitality, healing, harmony with nature, and care for the oppressed and impoverished. St Brigid’s Day, February 1st, was first celebrated as a national holiday in Ireland in 2023, and aligns with the Celtic Pagan holiday of Imbolc, which marks the beginning of spring and the return of the light.
If you’re interested in getting more involved in Portland’s Irish and Irish American community, check out the work of all of our partner organizations: The All Ireland Cultural Society, Corrib Theatre, Irish Network Portland, the Mícheál Ó Domhnaill Branch of Oregon, and the Portland Hibernian Society. You can also find Irish music, cultural events, and the best pints in Portland at Kells Brewery and TC O’Leary’s Irish Pub. We’d also like to extend thanks to Elizabeth Creely, Consul Micheál Smith, and the Consulate General of Ireland in San Francisco for their support.